Front disc brakes were standard with rear drums. By 1979 Trans Am sales would skyrocket to 116,535, something Pontiac in 1970 could have never predicted. The Camaro featured a styled split front grille,. The Trans Am which had been a limited edition performance Firebird for 1969 was for 1970 assuming the same role. This increased power by 10% for a total of 220 during the 1978—79 model years.
One of these served as the pace car. Computer aided engineering chose the proper front and rear spring deflection rates predicated on model and usage. Chrome, lenses, window glass, and the Ram Air decals on the hood are in outstanding condition and look fantastic. The third generation, available from 1982 to 1992, was featured in the 1983 movie and the 1984 movie. It came with a 4-speed manual transmission.
The car is rust free and there is no bondo or filler. A removable developed by was optional, but proved problematic. The Atoll Blue Formula is fitted with the optional Ram Air engine, open scoops and underhood induction system. The headliner is in great shape and the dash does not have any cracks and is in excellent shape. The steering wheels in all Firebirds was also changed; their optional built-in audio controls were more closely grouped on each side.
All chrome is new, like the windshield and all weatherstripping. The rear spoiler was optional on the Formula and standard on the Trans Am. Pontiac actually began working on their second generation just as the first Firebirds were hitting dealer showrooms. From design to engineering, Pontiac dominated the divisional rivalry, and this time around the Firebird would be all Pontiac from roof to road. She runs and drives great. The Endura front-end which also was also standard but much smaller on the 1969 Firebird for 1970 took the Firebird styling-wise the next level.
Powertrain is a 455 cu in 7. The 400 was standard in the Trans Am and the 455 was optional for both 1975 and 1976 models. They also succeeded in the fuel consumption department, offering a four-cylinder Firebird that would provide 34 miles per gallon. Furthermore, early W72 cars came with the standard 180 hp air cleaner. This gave the Formula 400 buyer a sporty bare-bones performance car with 330 horsepower and a heavy-duty 3-speed manual transmission. These pictures were almost all taken within the past few days with a few from late last summer.
To commemorate this event, Pontiac unveiled a special Trans Am option at the 1976. Jack performed a complete restoration on the Formula several years ago, bringing it back to correct factory standards. Bilstein shocks were a further option with the package. Exactly 4,931 were fitted with the M40 automatic transmission. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual gearbox. He was also an avid Firebird collector after filming the movies and also the movie series.
It came with a 4-speed manual transmission. Pontiac offered the 455 through the 1976 model year, but the engine could not meet tightening restrictions on vehicle emissions. Custom door panels are soon to replace the standard ones currently installed. Tires are at full tread bought in 2010. Pontiac for the 1970 Trans Am just like in 1969 tacked on the spoilers, air dams, and front fender air extractors along with adding a new functional shaker hood scoop for total wow factor. Optional performance enhancements were available for each Firebird trim level; the Y87 performance packages for V6s added mechanical features of the V8 setups, such as four-wheel disc brakes, faster-response steering, limited-slip rear differential, and dual tailpipes. Optional was this 345 Ram Air engine that was fed cold air from open hood scoops that used rubber boots to seal to the holes in the top of the air cleaner snorkels.
The only difference between this engine and the previous 1975 engine is the H. Standard transmission was the M13, a heavy duty Dearborn three-speed manual box. This was back in 1997, and the paint still looks great 10 years later. During 1969 a special 303 cu in 5. The Atoll Blue Formula is fitted with the optional Ram Air engine, open scoops and underhood induction system.
Only replace what is required- Bill has maintained the suspension and braking system on his Formula by only replacing worn parts as needed. Carousel Red is a purely Pontiac performance color, and code 65 is this car's original hue. Inside, the tan Morrokide interior features console, optional three-spoke Formula steering wheel with padded rim, Rally gauges and air conditioning. We have many professional photos on request. The front door were replaced with a single pane of glass and Astro Ventilation, a fresh-air-inlet system.
He used it for three seasons, winning the championship in all three years. Many other new parts, way too many to list. You might expect black upholstery in a car like this, but this highly unusual Firebird sports code 217 Medium Sandalwood instead, and we have to say that it works quite well. There was little carried over to the second generation with the exception of the Trans Am nameplate and basic engine configurations. The trunk, quarters, door jambs are all rust free and solid. The smaller TurboHydramatic 350 automatic was deemed enough. The top of the rear window line going almost straight down to the lip of the trunk lid, a look that was to epitomize F-body styling for the longest period during the Firebird's lifetime.